House of Lords Journal 239 (Session 2005-06)

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Friday 16th June 2006

The House met at eleven o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Falconer of Thoroton, L.
(Lord Chancellor)

Acton, L.
Adams of Craigielea, B.
Addington, L.
Ahmed, L.
Amos, B.
Ampthill, L.
Anderson of Swansea, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Ashdown of Norton-sub-
Hamdon, L.
Attlee, E.
Bach, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Berkeley, L.
Bhatia, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
Borrie, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bragg, L.
Brennan, L.
Brett, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Burlison, L.
Burnett, L.
Buscombe, B.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Carnegy of Lour, B.
Carter, L.
Chidgey, L.
Christopher, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cohen of Pimlico, B.
Colwyn, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Cotter, L.
Coventry, Bp.
Cox, B.
Craigavon, V.
Cunningham of Felling, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
De Mauley, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Deech, B.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Donoughue, L.
D’Souza, B.
Dubs, L.
Dykes, L.
Elder, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
Falkland, V.
Falkner of Margravine, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Filkin, L.
Flather, B.
Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.
Foulkes of Cumnock, L.
Fowler, L.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Fritchie, B.
Gale, B.
Garden, L.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Golding, B.
Goodlad, L.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Gould of Brookwood, L.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Greaves, L.
Grocott, L.
Hamwee, B.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Haskel, L.
Haskins, L.
Hastings of Scarisbrick, L.
Haworth, L.
Henig, B.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Hooson, L.
Howarth of Breckland, B.
Howarth of Newport, L.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Inglewood, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Jacobs, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jones of Cheltenham, L.
Jopling, L.
Judd, L.
Kilclooney, L.
King of Bridgwater, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kingsland, L.
Laird, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lee of Trafford, L.
Levy, L.
Lipsey, L.
Luke, L.
McAlpine of West Green, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
Manchester, Bp.
Marsh, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.

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Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Methuen, L.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Moonie, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Naseby, L.
Neuberger, B.
Newby, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Northesk, E.
O’Cathain, B.
O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Oxburgh, L.
Patel, L.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Pendry, L.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Powell of Bayswater, L.
Prosser, B.
Quin, B.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rawlings, B.
Razzall, L.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Rennard, L.
Richard, L.
Richardson of Calow, B.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Rogan, L.
Roper, L.
Rosser, L.
Rosslyn, E.
Russell-Johnston, L.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St John of Fawsley, L.
Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
Sawyer, L.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Simon, V.
Skelmersdale, L.
Slim, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Finsbury, L.
Soley, L.
Southwark, Bp.
Stern, B.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Swinfen, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Temple-Morris, L.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomas of Winchester, B.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tope, L.
Trenchard, V.
Trimble, L.
Trumpington, B.
Truscott, L.
Turner of Ecchinswell, L.
Uddin, B.
Waddington, L.
Wakeham, L.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Walton of Detchant, L.
Warnock, B.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Watson of Invergowrie, L.
Weatherill, L.
Weidenfeld, L.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wilcox, B.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.
Young of Norwood Green, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Coventry.

Judicial Business

1.Noble and another (Petitioners) v. British Airways plc (Respondents)—The petition of Andrew Noble and Margaret Forde praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 2nd June).
2.Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Petitioners) v. Bookit Limited (Respondents)—The petition of Her Majesty’s Commissioners for Revenue and Customs praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 12th June).
3.United Utilities Water plc (Petitioners) v. Environment Agency for England and Wales (Respondents)—The petition of United Utilities Water plc praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.


4.Command Paper—The following paper, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty, was ordered to lie on the Table:

Investment Protection—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Mexico for the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments.


5.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.National Health Service (Primary Medical Services and Pharmaceutical Services) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2006, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;
2.Local Government (Assistants for Political Groups) (Remuneration) (England) Order 2006, laid under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989;
3.Ozone Depleting Substances (Qualifications) Regulations 2006, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;
4.Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (City of Kingston upon Hull) Order 2006, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;
5.Bus Lane Contraventions (Approved Local Authorities) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2006, laid under the Transport Act 2000;

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6.Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2006, laid under the Child Support Act 1991;
7.Natural History Museum (Authorised Repositories) Order 2006, laid under the British Museum Act 1963;
8.Sea Fishing (Marking and Identification of Passive Fishing Gear and Beam Trawls) (England) Order 2006, laid under the Fisheries Act 1981;
9.Judicial Appointments and Discipline (Modification of Offices) (No. 2) Order 2006, laid under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005;
10. (i)Draft Code of Practice on Racial Equality in Housing Scotland—(—)
(ii)Draft Code of Practice on Racial Equality in Housing Wales—(—)
(iii)Draft Code of Practice on Racial Equality in Housing England—(—)
 laid under the Race Relations Act 1976.

Public Business

6.BBC Charter—It was moved by the Lord Davies of Oldham that this House takes note of the drafts of the BBC’s new Charter and the Agreement between the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the Corporation; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
7.BBC Charter: 3rd Report of the Select Committee—It was moved by the Lord Fowler that this House takes note of the 3rd Report of the Select Committee on the Review of the BBC’s Royal Charter (3rd Report, HL Paper 196); the motion was agreed to.
8.International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Bill—A bill to require the Secretary of State to report annually on total expenditure on international aid and on the breakdown of such aid, and in particular on progress towards the target for expenditure on official development assistance to constitute 0.7 per cent of gross national income; to require such reports to contain information about expenditure by country, about the proportion of expenditure in low income countries and about the effectiveness of aid expenditure and the transparency of international aid; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 127)
9.Piped Music and Showing of Television Programmes Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Beaumont of Whitley that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at six minutes before four o’clock
to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.